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Lot #    16484
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 11:36:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Philip Carteret Webb. The Question,
Author    [First Ed.] Philip Carteret Webb
City    London
Publisher    J. Roberts
Publication Date    1753
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 48, 27 pp., 4to., 235:174 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A good copy not bound.
   Title: The Question, Whether a Jew Born Within the British Dominions, Was, Before the Making the Late Act of Parliament, a Person Capable, by Law, to Purchase and Hold Lands to Him, and his Heirs. Two parts in one. Two plates contain Henry III’s ordinance reducing the legal rate of interest permitted to be taken by a Jew.

To resolve the question raised by the title of this work, Webb examines the history of the rights of the Jews in England from the earliest times until the passing of the Jew Bill of 1753. In the conclusion, Webb acknowledges that a major influence in the part he took in soliciting the Jew Bill was due to his personal and professional gratitude towards the Jews he himself encountered. The second part of this work is an “Appendix Containing Copies of Public Records Relating to the Jews.”

   Roth B1-114 (mispaginated)
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
England:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica